Reaching For the Sun


Alongside the splashing rain drops, crying upon the land

Falls a simple seed, drowning by their hand

From creation, locked in a struggle to do more than just survive

Within my heart, big dreams began to bloom and hope began to thrive

And once the tears were washed away, left buried in the ground

Days pass as time stands still, silence being my only sound


Bursting free from the battered shell, tiny sprout climbing past the soil

Poking through the grass, facing a new age of turmoil

For a moment, a light breaks through the waves of green

Only for an instant, shining down upon me, I see what can never be unseen

With the darkness’s return, I watch it vanish, yet it is far from forgotten

A heart exposed to a bright future, a truth waiting to be begotten


Spreading roots within the realm below, trying to find the answers deep within

Growing stalks to explore the heavens beyond reach, leaves keeping it hidden

Stamping out any consuming flames, lifting my head above the rising seas

A memory fueling me past any limits, a desire far stronger than these trees

Blocking the path to tomorrow, covered in endless layers of green and brown

Another solemn night arrives, where even the stars refuse to come around


Years of struggle morph to decades of sacrifice to reach that long-held dream

Turning fuzzy grey around the edges, a fading memory of that brilliant gleam

Until finally a green-thumbed fist hammers through the great green wall

With a flame burning away the ghost of yesterday, revealing the light that had me enthralled

A fiery golden sun bursting with orange at its seams infused life within my sullen green

After all these years of struggle

Decades of sacrifice

Reliving the moment

I saw what could never be unseen

  • Author: poetboy5454 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 22nd, 2018 09:53
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 24
  • Users favorite of this poem: SilverXball, Rainbow.


  • Rainbow

    this is lovely such fantastic imagery and you have written this poem in such a lovely way

  • Poetic Dan

    Brilliant I felt so much energy in this, my mind felt full but my breath at the end let go of it.
    Thank you as always
    Look forward to hearing you again

    • poetboy5454

      Thank you for your kind words Dan!

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